30 July 2009


Although I cannot watch any games from here, I try to keep up with my Yankees.  Fortunately, today’s news has given me reason to be happy to not be watching.  As the decade comes to a close, we keep finding out about more players who took performance enhancing drugs.  Newest addition: David Ortiz.  I will take the chance to say I told you so, but that is not important.  With another player who was thought to have been too honest to cheat caught, this era of baseball could not come to an end faster.  Thankfully a new decade begins soon and these past ten to fifteen years can become baseballs lost generation.

Report: Manny, Ortiz tested positive

ESPN.com news services
Jul 30, 2009

Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz were among the 104 major league players listed as having tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003, lawyers with knowledge of the results told The New York Times.
The two were key members of the Boston Red Sox World Series championship teams in 2004 and 2007.
Ortiz declined comment to The Times.